After being employed in the social work field for the last eight years, I made the decision to pivot towards a new career path: pursuing the dream of designing full-time. My history in the social work field helps me offer a deeper relationship with clients. As a self-educated web designer, my work ethic combined with the empathetic approach to client work results in a pleasant creator-client process, and an innovative, efficiently-created work product.
Everyone has a story and they all tell it in different ways. There are so many ways that design can intersect in our daily life and it would be wild to say that our stories don't affect the way we see and understand design. Humans were made to collaborate and I think the best designs that I have made have come from the influence of friends and family around.
Art is one of the most straightforward ways that we can express ourselves. I frequently write songs and take pictures so that I can remember certain memories and places that I love. Design is an artistic way for the creator to express how they feel in life, but more importantly, how they want someone to feel when they see the same thing.
I crave simple things. I tend to get frustrated when I experience products, programs, and websites that don't work how they are supposed to. Artists can use design to make things simpler, not just prettier. I love to design because I can simplify the experiences of clients and know that I have control over it.